How to Post Images on Internet Message Boards

By Techwalla Computers Editor

Blogs and posting on message boards are a vital source of communication on the Internet today. Oftentimes a user needs a picture to accompany those messages or blogs to make the text come to life in the readers mind. Posting that picture is easier than a person may think. Read on to learn more.

Posting Images From a Hard Drive

Step 1

Locate the image on the computer hard drive that is to be posted.

Step 2

Host the image that is to be posted. There are many image hosting services on the Internet (see resources) that can accomplish this task. Follow the steps on the hosting site that was chosen and upload the image.

Step 3

Obtain the source address for the image. Once the image is hosted it now has a source address. The source address is the images location on the host server. A source address appears similar to an Internet site address with one exception there is no www in the source address.

Step 4

Insert the source address inside image markup tags. Markup tags are what enable the blogs and message boards to differentiate the image from regular typed text. An example of these tags is between the following quotation marks "< IMG SRC=(insert web source address) IMG >." Be sure to eliminate the spaces between "<" and the IMG tag at the start of the markup tag.

Posting Images From the Internet

Step 1

Locate the image on the Internet that will be posted.

Step 2

Obtain the source address of the image. Select the Image and right click. From the menu select properties. In the property display box select and highlight the address. Right click the mouse and select copy.

Step 3

Paste the source address into an image tag as follows between the quotation marks: "< IMG SRC=(insert web source address here) IMG>." Be sure to eliminate the spaces between "<" and the IMG tag at the start of the markup tag.